Home Depot says it is closing two stores here in Eastern Carolina.
A spokesman says stores in Greenville and Rocky Mount will begin liquidating stock on Thursday.
The Home Depot location on Memorial Drive in Greenville employs 96 people and opened in June 2002, while the Rocky Mount location employs 89 and is on North Wesleyan Boulevard. It opened in February 2004.
Steve Holmes says the two stores did not meet their expectations for long term financial return. The company says two other stores in other states will also close.
Holmes says typically a store clearance takes about six to eight weeks. He says they own both locations and after liquidation the buildings will be up for sale.
The only other Home Depot locations in our area are in Jacksonville and Kitty Hawk.